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Whether you wish to immerse yourself in the story of the Silk Road, explore what being famous has meant through the ages, or read about the Islamic Enlightenment, here you’ll find our brilliant selection of books on world history.  Browse our new and bestselling books on African, American, Asian, Australasian & Pacific, European and Middle Eastern history, as well as the volumes that span the globe and mine our shared, interconnected past. From Peter Frankopan to Yuval Noah Harari, and from William Dalrymple to Max Hastings, let acclaimed authors and historians take you on eye-opening journeys across continents and millennia.     

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Our Bestselling World History Books

The Earth Transformed
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Emperor of Rome
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Empireland
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Chip War
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Femina
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The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
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The World
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The Silk Roads
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The Shortest History of Economics
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Magisteria
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The Anarchy
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Foreign Bodies
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Dominion
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Legacy of Violence
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The House Divided
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Uncivilised
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Our Best New World History Hardbacks

The Shortest History of Economics
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Little Englanders
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Time and Tide
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Engineers of Human Souls
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Sapiens
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The House Divided
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Eyeliner
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A Travel Guide to the Middle Ages
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Love; A Curious History
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The Rest is History
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Normal Women
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The Power of Art
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Divine Might
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Jobs for the Girls
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Invisible Lines
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Imperial Island
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Timelines of Everyone
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The acclaimed author of modern classic Sapiens turns his attention to the power of information networks and their importance to human evolution in this insightful and entertaining tour de force.
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Our Best New World History Paperbacks

The Wager
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Masters of the Air
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Chip War
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Medieval Horizons
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Colonialism
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The World
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The Hong Kong Diaries
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Red Memory
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Foreign Bodies
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How to Be
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Mosquito Men
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The Last Days of the Ottoman Empire
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China After Mao
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The West
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The Commanders
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Himalaya
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Windrush
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Tartans
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Luxury Editions & Gift Books

The Rest is History
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Britain’s Landmarks and Legends
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Why Women Grow
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The Dictionary People
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Gods, Heroes and Monsters
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Love; A Curious History
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Ancient Magic in Greece and Rome
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Gimson’s Kings and Queens
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Sapiens
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A Short History of the World in 50 Lies
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The Power of Art
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Underworlds
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STRATA
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The Phantom Atlas
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The Pirates’ Code
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Russia and Ukraine

The Russo-Ukrainian War
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Putin's People
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Diary of an Invasion
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The Gates of Europe
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The Showman
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You Don't Know What War Is
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Overreach
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Invasion
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In Wartime
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A Small Town in Ukraine
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Putin
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A Small, Stubborn Town
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Ukraine 22
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Our Enemies will Vanish
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Lost Kingdom
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UKRAINE The Forging of a Nation
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Ukraine Diaries
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Putin’s War on Ukraine
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A selection of classic paperbacks

Sapiens
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The Silk Roads
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On Tyranny
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Histories of Nations
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A History of the World in 21 Women
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A History of the World in 100 Objects
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The Great Cities in History
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The Boundless Sea
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Threads of Life
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The Golden Thread
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Waves Across the South
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A History of the World in Twelve Maps
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Pale Rider
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The Origins of Political Order
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Revolutions
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Open
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Our Bestselling African History

An African History of Africa
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King Leopold's Ghost
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Dictatorland
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Long Walk To Freedom
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The Scramble For Africa
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'Exterminate All The Brutes'
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There Was a Country
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Africa
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The State of Africa
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The Looting Machine
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How Europe Underdeveloped Africa
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The Emperor
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A Fistful of Shells
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The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu
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Empires in the Sun
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Zulu Rising
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Congo
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The Gardens of Mars
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Our Bestselling American History

Killers of the Flower Moon
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Abyss
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Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
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The Witches
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Black Spartacus
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The American Civil War
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One Summer
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Alexander Hamilton
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The American West
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The Earth is Weeping
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Nuclear Folly
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JFK
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The Penguin History Of Latin America
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How to Hide an Empire
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The British Are Coming
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Gimson's Presidents
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Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11
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Our Bestselling Asian History

The Hong Kong Diaries
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Red Memory
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The Shortest History of India
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The Anarchy
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The Japanese Myths
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The Shortest History of China
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Vietnam
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Wild Swans
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Japan
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The Story of China
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India
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Dispatches
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Inglorious Empire
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The Great Empires of Asia
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Genghis Khan
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The Opium War
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The Japanese
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The Great Game
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Our Bestselling Australasian & Pacific History

Sea People
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The Fatal Shore
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Endeavour
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Australia
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Dark Emu
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Terra Nullius
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The Commonwealth of Thieves
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The Palace Letters
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Batavia's Graveyard
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Sydney
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Thicker Than Water
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Flinders
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Pacific
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Aboriginal Australians
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The Great Race
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Our Bestselling European History

The Shortest History of Europe
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Antwerp
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The Sleepwalkers
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Lotharingia
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Afropean
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Vanished Kingdoms
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The Lost Café Schindler
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Europe's Tragedy
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Last Days in Old Europe
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To Hell and Back
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The Pursuit of Power
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Reformation
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The Inheritance of Rome
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The Great Sea
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The Pursuit of Glory
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In Europe
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The Habsburgs
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Agents of Empire
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Our Bestselling Middle Eastern History

A Line in the Sand
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Orientalism
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Jerusalem
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A History of the Middle East
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Turkey
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Babylon
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The Story of the Jews
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The Arabs
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Revolutionary Iran
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Arabs
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A History of the Arab Peoples
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Black Wave
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The Islamic Enlightenment
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The Great War for Civilisation
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Islamic Empires
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Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms
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Into Iraq
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